The Secret Of Pembrooke Park

Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264825
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Praise for Julie Klassen "A remarkable tale with many unpredictable twists and turns."--CBA Retailers+Resources "A treat for [readers] who want their historical romances served up with a generous dash of mystery."--Booklist "[Klassen's] work appeals to all who seek a riveting Regency romance."--RT Book Reviews Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister. Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play... The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure. This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house. Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?

For Love And For Life

Author: Susan E. Johnson
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Ten lesbian couples who have been together from 15-37 years, tell us their stories of long-term relationships, the ups the downs, the challenges of intimacy and the sharing of life.

Closet Stages

Author: Catherine B. Burroughs
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081223393X
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Closet Stages examines theater theory produced by middle- and upper-class British women-playwrights, actresses, and spectators-between 1790 and 1840. Shifting the focus away from the Romantic male writers to the journals, letters, and play prefaces in which women framed their relationship to the theater arts, Catherine Burroughs reveals how a concern with the performative aspects of daily life and the movement between public and private spheres produced a notion of theater that complicates the Romantic opposition between "closet" and "stage."

Greener Than Grass

Author: Jennifer Fulton
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ISBN: 9781562800925
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Bestselling author Jennifer Fulton tells the passionate story of two women of very different ages, backgrounds and experience.

Out Of The Night

Author: Kris Bruyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781562801205
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An unseen enemy of unthinkable malevolence has returned from the grave seeking merciless revenge.

Devotion

Author: Mindy Kaplan
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ISBN: 9781562800932
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Find out everything about thirty-five-year-old Sheila Caston, the nightclub comedian whose career is just about to take off into TV's stratosphere, and her devoted partner, artist Julie Rosen.

Fatal Attractions

Author: Michael J. Pearce
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN:
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'Romance' is one of the most enduring of the 'grand narratives': this collection examines the ways in which it is being renegotiated in popular culture in our postmodern, post-colonial times.